September 29, 2016 | Dennis Koulatsos

Went 9-7 in week 3 bringing my season’s total to 27-18.  It’s been wild and wacky so far with a fair number of upsets.  There’s no shortage of tough games to pick from this week, but such is life in the parity laden league that we love so much.  Here goes, and as always with the winning teams in bold:

Dolphins at Bengals – This game features the return of the talented but troubled ILB Vontaze Burfict. His presence will elevate the Bengals’ defense as they take down the pretenders from Miami.

Colts at Jaguars – The Jags are going all the way across the pond to suffer their 4th straight loss of the season. Coach Gus Bradley should consider staying in London.  No, seriously.

Titans at Texans – The Texans always play a lot better at home than they do on the road. They match up well with the visiting Titans, and should win this one.

Browns at Redskins – The Redskins showed some fight by taking down division rival New York Football Giants last week. The Browns are downright dismal.

Seahawks at Jets – The Hawks have to travel cross-country to face a fearsome front seven, and Russell Wilson is banged up. Ryan Fitzpatrick won’t throw 6 picks this week.

Bills at Patriots – This is the week that Rex Ryan finally realizes (maybe) that you can’t talk you way into a win. Pats will win no matter who’s under center.

Panthers at Falcons – Cam Newton and the Panthers struggle with teams that have a good defense…and this isn’t one of them.

Lions at Bears – All that’s missing from this one are the Tigers, but I digress. Me thinks Matt Stafford is going to light up the Bears’ secondary.

Broncos at Bucs – This is where the Broncos get their first loss. I’m looking for Jameis Winston to have a big game in front of the home crowd.

Rams at Cards – The Rams – due to their defense – are not going to be an easy out and I expect the score to be close. Home field advantage saves the Cards.

Saints at Chargers – The Saints remind me of an Arena football team – all offense and no defense. Playing outdoors on a grass field slows them down, and Philip Rivers can still ball.

Cowboys at Niners – ‘Frisco’s defense is solid and as long as their offense doesn’t turn the ball over, they should beat the Cowboys.

Chiefs at Steelers – With the return of Le’Veon Bell I expect the Steelers to right the ship this week. Their secondary is still suspect, but they should outscore the visiting Chiefs.

Giants at Vikings – The Vikings’ defense is for real and it’s ferocious. U.S. Bank Stadium will be loud and the Giants offense is going to sputter.  Sam Bradford and Stefon Diggs in for a big day.

Raiders at Ravens – Payback time for the Ravens, as they avenge last year’s controversial loss to the Raiders. Ravens’ defensive line will be the difference.